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The China Startup Pulse

By Chinaccelerator

The China Startup Pulse Podcast is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested in understanding China’s innovation, business, and tech landscape. We showcase entrepreneurial stories, present key teachings from thought leaders, and analyze the strategy of the big tech giants. Backed by Chinaccelerator, the first accelerator in Asia, we understand firsthand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in China — the struggle, the elation, the craziness, and the thrill of success. With that in mind, this podcast offers real, practical, and outside-of-the-box insights. Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast platform!

  1. 1.
    Rapid Accession of China’s Capital Market Post COVID with Benjamin Qiu, Legal Expert on Cross-border Investment11/16/2020
  2. 2.
    Inside the VC Mind Ep2: Billion-dollar Opportunities That Investors Missed (Remington Ong, Ray Yang, William Bao Bean)11/02/2020
  3. 3.
    China's Cross-Border Luxury Ecommerce: The Past & The Present, with Claire Chung, Former China GM of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group10/23/2020
  4. 4.
    Inside the VC Mind Ep1: The Top Mistake that Founders Make During Fundraising (Helen Wong, Gary Yang, Jeff Chi)10/13/2020
  5. 5.
    Design’s Strategic Value for Business with Yiying Lu, “Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business”09/19/2020
  6. 6.
    Managing a $1 billion pre-IPO fund, with Sophie Yao, China General Manager of Pegasus Tech Ventures09/03/2020
  7. 7.
    Digital Transformation: Converting Consumer Data into Gold; with Kevin Lee (IKEA), Alexis Richez (ZTP), German Torrado (Genetsis) and Abel Zhao (Travelflan)08/14/2020
  8. 8.
    How Citybox Finds Own Position Among Fierce Unmanned Retail Competitions, with Co-founder & COO Neo Lv08/07/2020
  1. 9.
    Demystifying the World of DeFi, with Cao Yin, Founding Partner of Digital Renaissance Foundation07/30/2020
  2. 10.
    China's Changing Regulations on Gaming, with Greg Pilarowski, Legal Expert & Founder of Pillar Legal07/23/2020
  3. 11.
    Building the world's leading mobile analytics platform from China, with Bertrand Schmitt, Co-founder and Chairman of App Annie07/14/2020
  4. 12.
    Unraveling Digital Ads: The Cash Cow for Alibaba, with Donna Li, Digital Advertising Veteran07/07/2020
  5. 13.
    From Bootstrapping to Being Acquired by SoFi and Learning From Constraints, with Mikaal Abdulla, Co-founder and CEO of 8 Securities06/26/2020
  6. 14.
    Scaling WeChat to One Billion Users Globally, with Stephen Wang, Former User Growth & Engagement Director at WeChat06/10/2020
  7. 15.
    Evolution of Internet in China (1990s-2000s) and Staying Ahead of the Competition with Fritz Demopoulos, Co-founder of Qunar.com06/02/2020
  8. 16.
    Building from Zero for Government, Venture Capital and Tech Startups; and Lessons from Storeroom to Super App: 8x8 Global Speaker Series (3/3) with Yaw Yeo and Cheryl Goh05/23/2020
  9. 17.
    Being Focused, The Inspiration for Business Ideas, Why Mental Health Matters for Founders; 8x8 Global Speakers Series (2/3) with Patrick Lee, Fritz Demopoulos, and Patrick Riley05/16/2020
  10. 18.
    Fundraising during COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts, Transforming Crisis into Opportunity with Design, and How to Survive COVID-19 as a Travel Company; 8x8 Global Speakers Series (1/3) with Edith Yeung, Yiying Lu and Abel Zhao05/08/2020
  11. 19.
    China’s Ambition on Electric Cars and The Brutal Competition, with Tu Le, Founder and Managing Director of Sino Auto Insights05/02/2020
  12. 20.
    How China Regulates Internet Economy and New Technologies with Sam Cai, Internet Legal and Policy Expert04/24/2020
  13. 21.
    Unveil Impact Investing Under COVID-19, with Paul Meyers, Asian Digital Veteran and Investor04/17/2020
  14. 22.
    Investing in Risks with Peter Mao, Co-founder of Panda Capital04/07/2020
  15. 23.
    How Snapask Started with a Facebook Page, with Founder Timothy Yu03/30/2020
  16. 24.
    Enabling Smart Cities: The Tech in the Driver's Seat with Bruce Bateman, Chief Technical Advisor at Lite-On Technology03/18/2020
  17. 25.
    How to Recruit and Manage A Strong Startup Team with Lucas Englehardt, Serial Entrepreneur with Successful Exits03/10/2020
  18. 26.
    Gamification is Not Copying Games with Monte Singman, iDreamSky Technology02/28/2020
  19. 27.
    The Go-to-Market Playbook by NIU: a NASDAQ-listed Chinese Smart E-Scooter Company02/04/2020
  20. 28.
    Localizing in the Mobile-Only China Market, with David Chen, CEO & Co-founder of Strikingly12/24/2019
  21. 29.
    B2B Sales Strategies and Tactics with Jonathan Wu, VP of Sales and Co-founder of GrowingIO12/20/2019
  22. 30.
    How to Prevent PR Crisis in China, with Alex Duncan, co-founder of KAWO12/13/2019
  23. 31.
    Applying Design Thinking to Launch an IoT Product with Alvin Chiang, Founder of Gululu12/03/2019
  24. 32.
    What’s Next for Ctrip ( Group) with Margaret Feng, Head of Innovation11/21/2019
  25. 33.
    How to Understand Venture Capital in China with Victor Chao, Partner at SAIF10/31/2019
  26. 34.
    Building Community-Based Startups, "Dancing with Gorillas", How to Choose a Co-Founder; 8x8 Speakers Series (3/3) with Jill Tang, Shameen Prashantham, and Catherine Kang10/23/2019
  27. 35.
    Finding Opportunities in India, Doing Well By Doing Good (Impact Investing), How to Ruin Your Fundraising; 8x8 Speakers Series (2/3) with Shirley Mao, Paul Meyers, and Katherine Lui10/16/2019
  28. 36.
    8 Entrepreneurship Lessons, How to Hire Better, Growth Simplified; 8x8 Speakers Series (1/3) with T.R. Harrington, Sarah Keenlyside, and Guy Sivan10/08/2019
  29. 37.
    How to Succeed in China B2B with Olivier d'Arros, Investor and Serial Entrepreneur09/17/2019
  30. 38.
    How China's Beating the West in Innovation with Richard Turrin, FinTech expert, author of "Innovation Lab Excellence" and former head of IBM's Cognitive Studio09/10/2019
  31. 39.
    Investigating Live Streaming's Social Impact with Hao Wu, Director of "People's Republic of Desire"08/23/2019
  32. 40.
    Investing in Interactive Entertainment with Richie Zhu, Partner at Makers Fund08/16/2019
  33. 41.
    Understanding Influencer Marketing in China with Hillary Han, Director of iResearch Training Academy08/09/2019
  34. 42.
    Growth Hacking an Audio Sharing Platform with Tian Sun, Vice President of Business Intelligence Center at Ximalaya App08/02/2019
  35. 43.
    The Making of Airbnb’s China Dream with Sean Pan, Head of China Operations at Airbnb07/19/2019
  36. 44.
    Creating a "Great Place to Work" with Alicia Tung, Chief Operating Officer at Great Place to Work, Greater China07/12/2019
  37. 45.
    Playing to Create a Mentally Healthy World with Enoch Li, Founder of BEARAPY07/04/2019
  38. 46.
    Entering the Realm of Co-working Space in China with Yintao Feng, Founder and CEO of MIXPACE05/17/2019
  39. 47.
    Building a Holistic Ideal Experience for Your Customers with Michael Lai, PhD, Dean of X Academy & Partner at TANG05/10/2019
  40. 48.
    Burning Your Money; Pitching to the Media; Art of X-thinking Design; 8X8 Speakers Series (4/4) with Maggie Tan, Russell Flannery and Michael Lai04/25/2019
  41. 49.
    8Ps of Entrepreneurship, Your Customer Experience Sucks and Simple is Good; 8X8 Speakers Series (3/4) with Alvin Graylin, Neil Liang and Lucas Englehardt04/18/2019
  42. 50.
    Braving the Winter, Conquering the Fear, Managing the Reality; 8X8 Speakers Series (2/4) with Lu Guo, Jane Lin-Baden and Yintao Feng04/11/2019
  43. 51.
    Know Your Customers, Be Your Own Salesperson, Follow Your Passion; 2019 Spring 8x8 Speaker Series (1/4) with Dirk Eschenbacher, Rhea See and Jaeson Ma04/04/2019
  44. 52.
    Why community matters, even for developers with Ricky Ng-Adam and Frederic Bazin, Co-founders of Coderbunker03/22/2019
  45. 53.
    Behind the Scenes of China Music Industry with Kenny Bloom, 40-year Music Guru and “Zero-man” for Warner in China03/15/2019
  46. 54.
    Live recorded from MWC 2019: China, Copycat, Creator with Yossi Vardi, Israel’s Hi-tech Godfather and Chairman of 4YFN03/01/2019
  47. 55.
    Reinventing entertainment through social commerce with Greig Charlton, CEO at 247tickets02/21/2019
  48. 56.
    Make yourself visible for exits with Benjamin Joffe, Partner at HAX02/14/2019
  49. 57.
    What Corporate VCs Get Wrong About Startups with Andrew Gaule, CEO of Aimava01/31/2019
  50. 58.
    Tackling the healthcare challenges of the China's aging society with Mark Spitalnik , CEO of China Senior Care01/24/2019
  51. 59.
    How Can Failure Make You Strong; 8X8 Speakers Series (2/2) with Sophie Yao, Gen Kanai, and Prakhar Khanduj (PK)01/17/2019
  52. 60.
    Know Yourself and Be Yourself; 8X8 Speakers Series (1/2) with Dalida Turkovic, Em Roblin and Andrew Schorr01/09/2019
  53. 61.
    China’s Role in 4 Investment Areas with Sean O’Sullivan, Managing General Partner of SOSV01/03/2019
  54. 62.
    How VCs do due diligence: blockchain and priorities with Aly Madhavji and Mansoor Madhavji, Partners of Blockchain Founders Fund12/12/2018
  55. 63.
    How VCs do due diligence: metrics and team with Carman Chan, Founder & Managing Partner of Click Ventures11/29/2018
  56. 64.
    UX Best Practices and Product Localization for Chinese Consumers with Samuel Jesse, Co-Founder of UXSPOT11/21/2018
  57. 65.
    Bridging the gap between China-India startup ecosystems with PK, co-founder of InstaLively and Pulse (Acquired by Hike Messenger)11/14/2018
  58. 66.
    Managing from Zero to IPO, with Ben Hu, Co-Founder, CTO and Head of Adult English of Liulishuo11/08/2018
  59. 67.
    Leveraging WeChat ecosystem to build a profitable cross-border product with Drew Kirchhoff, Co-Founder and Head of Product of Yoli11/01/2018
  60. 68.
    How China's Media Digitalization Innovates Startups with Philip Beck, Chairman of Dubeta10/24/2018
  61. 69.
    The Breakthroughs of Voice AI Technologies with Chen Wei, Senior Director and Chief Scientist of Sogou Voice Interaction Technology Centre10/18/2018
  62. 70.
    The rise of Pinduoduo and how it is disrupting Chinese e-commerce with Nicolas du Cray, Partner at Cathay Capital10/10/2018
  63. 71.
    The Growth Story of An Emerging E-Commerce Startup with Lu Guo, Founder of Shopal09/26/2018
  64. 72.
    The Challenges of Chinese Companies Going Global, with Omid Scheybani, Former Global Head of Partnerships and Business Development at ofo09/19/2018
  65. 73.
    The Importance of Mindfulness and how it can improve your business, with Brandon Mehrgut, founder of Shanghai Mindfulness09/13/2018
  66. 74.
    The Initiatives of Business Sustainability in China with Richard Brubaker, Founder of Collective Responsibility and HandsOn China09/05/2018
  67. 75.
    Embrace the New Retail Wave in China with Stephane Monsallier, Founder of Shops of the Future08/29/2018
  68. 76.
    The Myth of An Early Exit with Bruno Bensaid, Investor and Co-Founder of Shanghaivest08/22/2018
  69. 77.
    Breaking Down Barriers and Establishing a Global Startup Community, with Chen Wang, CEO at Slush China08/17/2018
  70. 78.
    The Rise of Fintech with Wei Hopeman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures08/08/2018
  71. 79.
    Market Localization of the Highest Valued Unicorn with Sam Gellman, First Foreign Employee of Uber China08/01/2018
  72. 80.
    The Golden Rule of WeChat Marketing with the “Ronin of Marketing and Agency Work” Kenneth Cheung, Co-Founder at Actionable Data07/25/2018
  73. 81.
    Principles of Investment with Jörn Helms, Senior Advisor at Bank of Taizhou07/18/2018
  74. 82.
    The Bumps You’ll Run Into on Your Entrepreneurship Journey; 2018 8x8 Speaker Series (3/3) with Nishtha Mehta, Ziv Rotenberg, and James Lalonde07/11/2018
  75. 83.
    5 Mistakes Raising Money and How NOT to Run Your Business; 2018 8x8 Speaker Series (2/3) with Trevor Owens, Rich Bishop, and Kenneth Cheung07/04/2018
  76. 84.
    The Power of Focus, the Hidden Benefits of a Mid-Life Crisis, and the Importance of Having Fun; 2018 8x8 Speaker Series (1/3) with Ilya Cheremnikh, Tim Coghlan, and Curt Shi06/28/2018
  77. 85.
    What is Blockchain and What Does its Future Hold? With Darren Camas, Senior Advisor at Emurgo06/20/2018
  78. 86.
    Building a dockless bikesharing kingdom with Florian Bohnert, head of Global Partnerships for Mobike06/13/2018
  79. 87.
    Navigating the Pitfalls of being an Aspiring Entrepreneur in China with Mike Burns, Founding Partner of Asia Growth Solutions and Executive Coach06/07/2018
  80. 88.
    Is ICO, the way to go, or too hot for it's own good. We find out with Miranda Tan, CEO and Founder of Robin 805/23/2018
  81. 89.
    Why RISE has helped break down social barriers with Casey Lau, Co-host for the largest tech conference in Asia.05/17/2018
  82. 90.
    Connecting 1 million entrepreneurs all over the world; with Jan Smejkal, China & APAC Community Director of Startup Grind05/09/2018
  83. 91.
    How to build a Star Trek team with Alan Clayton, Roaming mentor of SOSV05/02/2018
  84. 92.
    How technology is boosting China's creativity industry with Steve Wang, Co-Founder and CPO of Tezign特赞04/18/2018
  85. 93.
    In the eyes of 3 foreigners, China's great changes in the past decade; with Kapil Kane, Geoffrey Handley and Oscar Ramos04/11/2018
  86. 94.
    Creating a perfect marriage between food and technology with Kevin Yu, CEO of Sidechef, a serial tech entrepreneur and a three-time TEDx speaker04/04/2018
  87. 95.
    Exploring the future of working, learning and living; with Fei Yao, Co-Founder & COO of QLC03/14/2018
  88. 96.
    Driving the next 100 years of Innovation in China with Brian Tam, Founder of Let’s Make Great, a 3x Tedx speaker and creator of PROTO innovation cards03/07/2018
  89. 97.
    A stepping stone to "maturalize" your ideas before accelerators; with Albert Liang, Founder and CEO of IGENESIIS Group02/28/2018
  90. 98.
    Why we create a community for women in China with Michelle Li, Founder and CEO of Sorority China02/21/2018
  91. 99.
    One startup, one voice and a huge market! Today we talk about Health Insurtech in China with Sébastien Gaudin, CEO and Co-Founder of the CareVoice02/14/2018
  92. 100.
    How DESIGN helps to validate your business ideas; with Grace Ng, Co-Founder of Lean Startup Machine02/07/2018
  93. 101.
    Startup like a rolling stone; trailblazing within the China music and event industry with Archie Hamilton founder and CEO of Split Works.12/26/2016
  94. 102.
    How to Startup, Step 1; with Trevor Owens, Co-Founder of The Lean Startup Machine11/20/2016
  95. 103.
    Seeking and Taming the Unicorn Startup; 8x8 Speaker Series (3/3) with Peter Davison and David Chen, Unicorn Investors10/12/2016
  96. 104.
    Mindful Entrepreneurism and the Unicorn Start-up Fantasy; with Geoffrey Handley, Founding General Partner at China Scot Fund09/28/2016
  97. 105.
    Riding that Bitcoin Wave; with Arthur Hayes, CEO & Co-Founder of Bitmex09/14/2016
  98. 106.
    Artificial Intelligence is Not Intelligent; Wechat Conference series (1/2); with Andrew Schorr, Co-Founder of Grata, and Edaan Getzel, Co-Founder of Rikai Labs09/08/2016
  99. 107.
    Zero to Hero; Wechat Hacks for User Growth; 8X8 Speaker Series (2/3) with Jenny Zhu, Co-Founder of Open Language08/31/2016
  100. 108.
    CopyChina Mobile Payment Solutions; with Tobias Pfütze, Partner at China FinTech08/23/2016
  101. 109.
    Becoming the Superhero Entrepreneur; 8X8 Speaker Series (1/3) with SiokSiok and James Fong, Storytelling Film Makers08/17/2016
  102. 110.
    China Startup Crunch; with Ned Desmond, COO of TechCrunch08/11/2016
  103. 111.
    Throwing Parties For a Living, with Stephane de Montgros, Co-Founder of Riviera Events & The Hotelier Awards07/29/2016
  104. 112.
    Learn By Doing. Fail Faster. Succeed Faster; with Kevin Chen, Co-Founder of Italki07/21/2016
  105. 113.
    "Made in China" to "Made by China", with Jacob Rothman, Founding Partner of Platform8807/15/2016
  106. 114.
    Bitcoin Unchained: Blockchain without the Bitcoin; with Remington Ong, Partner of Fenbushi Capital07/07/2016
  107. 115.
    Coffee, Bagels & Beer Oh My! with David Seminsky, Founder of Sumerian Coffee and Dogtown06/29/2016
  108. 116.
    Digging Under the Great Firewall, Steve Mushero, Co-Fouder of ChinaNetCloud06/15/2016
  109. 117.
    The Solo Bootstrapper, with Ronan Berder, CEO and Founder of Wiredcraft06/01/2016
  110. 118.
    The Hard Thing about Hard (China) Things, TR Harrington, Founder of Darwin Marketing05/25/2016
  111. 119.
    3D Printing a Better World ; with Lucio Pentagna Guimaraes Neto, Founder of XinFab05/19/2016
  112. 120.
    Winning With Attitude; with Jared Turner, Co-Founder of Cinnaswirl05/11/2016
  113. 121.
    Marketplace Lending in China; with Dr. Tharon Smith, Managing Director of Lendit China05/04/2016
  114. 122.
    China’s Bitcoin Obsession; with Bobby Lee, CEO of BTCC04/27/2016
  115. 123.
    Advertising the China Movement, with Milo Chao, Chief Strategy Officer at TBWA04/19/2016
  116. 124.
    Starting Up: It's A Marathon; with Greg Nance, founder of Dyad04/13/2016
  117. 125.
    China's Legal Landscape for Startups, with Benjamin Qiu, Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP04/05/2016
  118. 126.
    Inside China's Tech World, with Dr. Lu Gang, founder of Technode03/30/2016
  119. 127.
    Crowdsourcing, co-founders and the first Chinese start-up to be accepted to Y-Combinator.03/25/2016
  120. 128.
    Investing in Humanity - with Sean O'Sullivan, Managing Director of SOSV the Accelerator VC03/15/2016
  121. 129.
    Power networking with female founder and future leader - Stephany Zoo03/08/2016
  122. 130.
    Cocktails, coding and coaching - How to run a sucessful IT business in China.02/25/2016
  123. 131.
    Digital Marketing in China - going beyond WeChat02/13/2016
  124. 132.
    Who needs a plan when you've got a big bag of hustle?!02/04/2016
  125. 133.
    "Maker to Market" - China's spin on the maker movement, with the legendary David Li01/26/2016
  126. 134.
    In with the Old, Out with the New! With guest Bunny Yan, founder and CEO of Squirrelz.01/18/2016
  127. 135.
    The elusive secret to creating killer content with Willie Chou, Co-founder and CEO of NeoNan.com01/12/2016
  128. 136.
    Raising a startup in China with mom-trepreneur Hong Cheng, Founder and CEO of Uparenting01/05/2016
  129. 137.
    Is the Holy Grail of marketing simply not marketing at all? This and more with world class word-of-mouth marketing expert Sina Farzaneh.12/22/2015
  130. 138.
    Raising an entrepreneur regardless of gender, with podcast superstar Jenny Zhu12/16/2015
  131. 139.
    From mini golf to Kickstarter - the power of storytelling; with serial entrepreneur Joe Constanty12/08/2015
  132. 140.
    The Great Wall of “guanxi” – Doing business the Chinese way with serial entrepreneur Alvin Wang Graylin12/03/2015
  133. 141.
    China’s mobile revolution with Justin Mallen, Founder & CEO of Silk Road Technologies11/24/2015
  134. 142.
    How to enter China – Everything about China’s startup ecosystem and VC scene with William Bao Bean of SOSV & Chinaccelerator11/19/2015
  135. 143.
    Hiring and retaining talent, enterprise selling, and data science (big data 2.0)11/13/2015
  136. 144.
    Work 3.0, the secret sauce behind a successful co-working space, and discussing the differing ecosystems across the PRC, with Bob Zheng, founder and CEO of People Squared11/03/2015
  137. 145.
    Banking on startups in China. We discuss Silicon Valley Bank's entry into China, internet banks, and the option of venture debt vs equity financing with Arman Zand founding partner at Red Lion Capital10/28/2015
  138. 146.
    Brewing up an F&B empire; going local and ever evolving with our guest Lee Tseng, founder of Boxing Cat Brewery and Liquid Laundry10/20/2015
  139. 147.
    Dragons in the East, WeChat, and cutting through red tape with guest Andrew Schorr, founder of Grata.10/14/2015
  140. 148.
    China, Volcanos, Sharks and Startups with guest Phillip Beck09/21/2015

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